The Supreme court on Wednesday withdrew it’s earlier order granting 10 days time after lockdown period to automobile dealers to sell BS IV vehicles and directed that the vehicles sold during 10 days will not be registered.
The apex court had on March 27 granted 10 days more time as dealers’ association pleaded that it could not sell vehicles during lockdown period as BS VI norm would come into force from April 1 and there would be loss of six days.
A bench headed by Justice Arun Mishra, however, withdrew that order after noting that vehicles were sold even during lockdown period till March 31 and rapped up the association for playing “fraud” with court’s order.
The bench said that selling of vehicles during the lockdown was not only violation of lockdown but court order also. It said that 10 days time were granted on the consideration that no vehicles will be sold during lockdown till March 31.
The court expressed concern over BS IV vehicles still being sold illegaly on back date in violation of courts order and said that it is happening even in Delhi. The bench said that it is not powerless and it can take action against dealers.27